I Am America and . . .

*************Another Recycle Tuesday*************

A p r o n h e a d -- Lilly

100_0085 - CopyI am America, and I have lost my soul.

I hid it under this bushel for safekeeping,

but when evil sucked dry and despair rose, I went back to find it;

and there was this gaping hole where a soul should be.

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I am America, and I hid my best treasure

while investing in trinkets and bangles and flat-screen fiction,

ignoring the gaunt hungry by the side of the road,

supposing that anyone capable of making such a lovely sign

was surely capable of holding down a job.

At least, that’s what I’m thinking in my stinking rich car

with my skinny latté and my skinny jeans.

***

I am America, and I need a hero to find my soul.

I hid it under this bushel for safekeeping,

but when a wet horror-cry echoed and I remembered its worth,

in that dearth I knew perhaps I was lost.

For…

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wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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